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Book review - Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macros

Sep 10, 2010, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"However, when I got my hands on this book, OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming, I was curious and hoped to find I was wrong, that this would open up new opportunities for clients and organizations that want to get away from Microsoft Office, clients who are already using OpenOffice, so I was really interested to see the level of capability that Calc had in its macro programming.

"So with that background, I found the book to be very informative to someone like me. It almost felt as if it were written for me. But I tried to step back from that, because of the experience of a lot of my clients who are not programmers -- who don't have a lot of technical background and who use spreadsheets in the way a lot of people do, as databases and things like that. And so I tried to step back and from their point of view ask, "Would this book help me out if I were in that situation?" And for some people it would and it would at least give them an idea of the capabilities that are there. However, there are several times in the book where the author says, "Okay, here is how we do this and now we are going to move onto something else, so if you're interested in exploring this in more detail, go to this Website. Go to the OpenOffice.org Website, where they have detailed user guides and that type of thing."

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